British Council Bangladesh Medical Education Baseline Research Grant 2021 (up to £100,000)

British Council Bangladesh Medical Education Baseline Research Grant 2021 (up to £100,000)

Deadline: January 17, 2021

Applications are open for the British Council Bangladesh Medical Education Baseline Research Grant 2021. The Grant aims to fund research study that will assess the quality and quantity of existing partnerships and exchanges in the medical education sector (both pre-service and in-service higher and further education, and training) and also conduct a labour market analysis through a Bangladesh medical education sector landscape survey.

This grant will fund research which aims to:

  • Deepen understanding of Bangladesh’s national policies, regulations, priorities and challenges regarding education partnerships and exchanges in the medical education sector through a Bangladesh medical education landscape survey;
  • Establish an evidence base of the range and depth of existing government-to-government, institution-to-institution links in the medical education sector between Bangladesh and the UK and other countries, and assess how these exchanges are supporting equity and inclusion in medical education, and helping to build the capacity and capability of the medical education sector in Bangladesh;
  • Identify the stakeholders engaged in medical education – including government, professional associations, NGOs, private, local and international – and the roles they play;
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of current medical education systems;
  • Identify gaps in educational capacity and provide projections of when Bangladesh will be able to meet WHO workforce density guidelines and UHC metrics if action is taken;
  • Identify gaps in standards and accreditation in nursing education with reference to the standards required in the UK;
  • Identify further gaps which might hinder mobility of professionals to the UK, e.g.

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